A Book About Hope
Elämä on kiireistä. On Kaikki on perseestä ollut lukulistallasi? Opi tärkeimmät oivallukset nyt.
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Kaikki on perseestä explores the idea that, despite all the chaos and suffering in our world, there is still hope for humanity to move forward. Through his unique perspective on life and its challenges, Manson encourages readers to find optimism amidst adversity. He argues that finding hope requires us to face our fears head-on and accept what we cannot change while working towards making positive changes where possible.
This book offers an insightful exploration of how we can create a more hopeful future for ourselves and those around us through resilience, courage, self-awareness, honesty with oneself about one’s limitations as well as accepting responsibility for one’s actions.
Manson draws upon personal experiences from his own life journey along with anecdotes from other people he has met during his travels across continents in order to illustrate how individuals have been able to overcome difficult situations despite facing seemingly insurmountable odds at times. He also provides practical advice on topics such as mental health, relationships, career paths etc., which help readers gain insight into their own lives, so they can make meaningful changes when needed.
About Mark Manson
Mark Manson is a popular blogger, entrepreneur, and self-help author. He is best known for his blog, MarkManson.net, which focuses on personal development, relationships, and other aspects of the human experience. In addition to his blog, Manson is the author of several books, including “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck,” “Everything is Fcked,” and “Models: Attract Women Through Honesty.” His work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including Forbes, Business Insider, and Time Magazine. Manson’s writing style is known for its honesty, humor, and no-nonsense approach to personal development and relationships.
StoryShot #1: Hope Is a Risk
Hope is what makes us happy and it’s what makes us progress forward. In the first part of “Kaikki on perseestä,” Mark Manson explores the concept of hope and its role in the human experience. He argues that hope is a risky and complex emotion, and that it can be both a blessing and a curse.
Manson begins by discussing the nature of hope and its relationship to suffering and despair. He argues that hope is often rooted in a desire to escape or avoid suffering, and that it is often fueled by the belief that something better is possible. However, he also notes that hope can be fragile and elusive, and that it is often accompanied by fear and uncertainty.
What is the opposite of happiness? Sadness or anger?
Hopelessness is the root cause of depression mental illness and anxiety. The avoidance of hopelessness is one of our consistent missions in life. It’s what steers our life in certain directions.
Hope is something greater than ourselves; without hope, we believe we are nothing, irrelevant and not important. We all strive for a sense of importance, we strive to avoid what Mark Manson calls “The uncomfortable truth”
StoryShots #2: Hope Is a Story
Mark Manson discusses the role that stories play in shaping our beliefs, values, and sense of hope. Manson begins by examining how stories shape our understanding of the world and our place in it. He argues that we all have stories we tell ourselves about who we are, what we want, and what the world is like. These stories shape our beliefs, values, and goals, and they often serve as the foundation for our sense of hope and purpose.
However, Manson also notes that our stories can be limiting and problematic, especially when they are based on false or unrealistic assumptions. He discusses how our stories can hold us back and prevent us from seeing the world as it is, and he offers strategies for questioning and challenging our stories to find more hope and meaning in life.
Overall, the second chapter of “Everything Is F*cked” explores the complex and multifaceted role that stories play in shaping our sense of hope and purpose, and it offers strategies for questioning and challenging our stories to find more meaning and happiness in life.
StoryShot #3: Hope Is a Promise
Mark Manson discusses the role that promises play in shaping our sense of hope and purpose.
Manson begins by examining the way in which we make promises to ourselves and to others, and the way in which these promises shape our sense of hope and purpose. He argues that when we make a promise, we are essentially making a commitment to ourselves and to the world, and this commitment provides a sense of direction and purpose. However, he also notes that promises can be difficult to keep, and that they often require us to make sacrifices and take risks.
Strength vs. Weaknesses Promises
On the one hand, promises can be a powerful source of hope and motivation, helping us to persevere and overcome challenges. On the other hand, promises can also be a form of self-imposed pressure, leading us to feel overwhelmed and stressed when we cannot fulfill them.
StoryShot #4: Hope Is a Practice
Mark Manson discusses the various practices and strategies that can help us to cultivate hope in our lives. These practices include:
- Setting and working towards achievable goals: By setting and working towards achievable goals, we can create a sense of purpose and direction in our lives, and this can help us to feel hopeful and motivated.
- Seeking out positive and supportive relationships: Surrounding ourselves with positive and supportive people can help to lift our spirits and give us a sense of hope and optimism.
- Engaging in activities that bring us joy and fulfillment: Doing things that we enjoy and that bring us a sense of fulfillment can help to boost our mood and give us a sense of hope and purpose.
- Practicing gratitude: Focusing on the things that we are grateful for can help to shift our perspective and give us a sense of hope and optimism.
- Seeking out new experiences and challenges: Engaging in new and challenging experiences can help to expand our horizons and give us a sense of hope and possibility.
“Hope doesn’t care about the problems that have already been solved. Hope cares only about the problems that still need to be solved. Because the better the world gets, the more we have to lose. And the more we have to lose, the less we feel we have to hope for.” – Mark Manson
StoryShot #5: Hope Is a Decision
Here are some strategies and practices for making deliberate choices about how we view and approach the world to find hope and meaning in life:
- Hope is not something that we passively receive or experience, but rather something that we actively choose and create.
- We often look to external sources for hope and meaning, such as religion, political ideologies, or cultural narratives, but these sources are ultimately limited and unreliable.
- True hope and meaning must come from within, and it is up to us to create and cultivate it.
- Making active and conscious decisions about how we view and approach the world is key to creating a sense of hope and purpose in our lives.
- We must be proactive and intentional in our pursuit of hope and meaning, rather than relying on external sources or circumstances to provide it for us.
- By making deliberate and intentional choices about how we think and act, we can create a sense of hope and purpose in our lives.
StoryShot #6: Hope Is a Process
Hope is not a one-time event or a destination, but rather a ongoing process that requires ongoing effort and attention. We often view hope as a fixed or inherent trait, rather than as something that we actively cultivate and nurture.
This perspective can be limiting, as it can lead us to think that hope is something that we either have or don’t have, rather than something that we can actively work towards and develop.
In order to cultivate and maintain hope, we must be proactive and intentional in our pursuit of hope and meaning. We must be willing to put in the work and make sacrifices in order to create a sense of hope and purpose in our lives.
Hope is not a passive or static state, but rather an active and dynamic process that requires ongoing effort and attention. We must be proactive and intentional in our pursuit of hope, rather than waiting for hope to come to us.
Hope is not a destination, but rather a journey that requires ongoing effort and attention. To cultivate and maintain hope, we must be willing to take risks and make sacrifices in order to create a sense of hope and purpose in our lives.
Hope is a process that requires ongoing effort and attention, and it is up to us to cultivate and nurture it in order to find meaning and purpose in life.
StoryShot #7: Hope Is Not a Plan
Hope is not a substitute for concrete and realistic planning and action. We often rely on hope as a way to avoid taking responsibility and making difficult decisions. While hope can be a powerful and motivating force, it is not a substitute for planning and action.
We must be willing to put in the hard work and make difficult choices in order to create a sense of hope and purpose in our lives. Without a clear and realistic plan, we are more likely to get stuck in a cycle of hope and disappointment. By having a clear and realistic plan, we can take concrete and actionable steps towards creating hope and meaning in our lives.
A clear and realistic plan helps us to:
- Break down big goals into smaller, more manageable steps.
- Stay on track and make progress towards our goals, rather than getting sidetracked or discouraged.
- Adapt and adjust to changes and setbacks, rather than getting stuck or giving up.
- Focus on what is important and achievable, rather than getting lost in abstract or unattainable goals.
- Creating hope and purpose in our lives
- Focus on what is important and achievable
- Take concrete and actionable steps towards creating hope and meaning in our lives
StoryShot #8: Hope Is a Choice
Mark Manson discusses the idea that hope is not a passive or automatic response, but rather a conscious and intentional choice that we make in order to create meaning and purpose in our lives. We have the power to choose hope, even in the face of difficult and uncertain circumstances.
Our choices shape our reality and our sense of hope and purpose. By choosing hope, we can create meaning and purpose in our lives, even in the face of adversity and challenges. Choosing hope requires:
- Courage and vulnerability, as it involves stepping out of our comfort zone and facing our fears and doubts.
- Persistence and resilience, as it involves persevering through setbacks and challenges.
- Self-awareness and mindfulness, as it involves paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and actions, and making conscious and intentional choices.
- Self-compassion and kindness, as it involves being kind and compassionate towards ourselves and others.
- Connection and community, as it involves building relationships and finding support and encouragement from others.
- Growth and learning, as it involves constantly learning and growing from our experiences and challenges.
- Ongoing effort and attention in order to cultivate and maintain.
StoryShot #9: Hope Is a Practice
Mark Manson discusses the idea that hope is not a one-time event or a destination, but rather an ongoing practice that requires ongoing effort and attention. Like any skill or habit, hope requires practice and repetition in order to cultivate and maintain.
We can practice hope by:
- Focusing on the present moment, rather than getting lost in worry or anxiety about the past or future.
- Cultivating gratitude and appreciation for the things that we have, rather than constantly focusing on what we lack or want.
- Setting small, achievable goals and taking consistent and deliberate action towards them.
- Seeking out and learning from new experiences and challenges, rather than avoiding them.
- Building and maintaining positive and supportive relationships with others.
- Finding and engaging in activities that bring us joy and meaning.
- Taking care of our physical, emotional, and mental health.
- Committing to ongoing personal growth and learning.
StoryShot #10: Hope Is a Cycle
Mark Manson discusses the idea that hope is a dynamic and cyclical process that involves both highs and lows, and that it is important to learn from and embrace both the good and the bad.
Hope is a dynamic and cyclical process that involves both highs and lows. We cannot fully appreciate the highs without experiencing the lows. By embracing the lows, we can:
- Learn and grow from them.
- Find meaning and purpose in them.
- Build resilience and strength.
- Find hope and optimism in even the most difficult and uncertain circumstances.
We should not try to avoid or suppress the lows, but rather learn to cope with and navigate them. We should not:
- Judge ourselves or others based on the highs or lows, but rather recognize that they are a natural and inevitable part of life.
- Define ourselves or others based on the highs or lows, but rather recognize that we are more than just our highs and lows.
- Get too attached to the highs or too discouraged by the lows, but rather find balance and perspective.
StoryShot #11: The Thinking Brain vs the Feeling Brain
Within your mind you have two brains; the thinking brain and the feeling brain. We like to think our logical thinking brain is in the driver’s seat of our self-control, but actually our feeling brain is in the driver’s seat. All of our actions are done because of a feeling.
We are constantly making decisions with the heart. Don’t fight you’re feeling brain because it can make it worse. Basically the way the thinking brain can get through to your feeling brain is by communicating with it using the language that it knows: emotion!
“Ultimately, we are moved to action only by emotion. That’s because action is emotion.” – Mark Manson
If your thinking-brain can convince your feeling brain how a certain change will lead to a greater feeling, then the feeling brain will listen. When our feeling-brain and thinking brain are not aligned, we feel powerless and everything around us begins to feel hopeless. We gain better self-control by having our thinking brain and feeling brain align with the same values.
“Maybe remind the Feeling Brain how good it feels to have exercised, how great it will feel to look good in a bathing suit this summer, how much you respect yourself when you’ve followed through on your goals, how happy you are when you live by your values, when you act as an example to the ones you love.” -Mark Manson
Our life is lived as a journey and we are all on our own chariot, pulled by two horses. We all have a gift to help us steer our horses in the direction in life we want. That gift is known as meaning control. Controlling the meaning behind your impulses and feelings is how we can better align our thinking brain and our feeling brain together.
StoryShot #12: Why Do People Start to Experience Hopelessness?
Often time’s hopelessness comes from the feeling like we are not in control over our lives and ultimately not in control of our own destiny. People in this state feel like a victim to the world in a victim to their own mind. So what else do you need to have hope? Faith!
Without faith, there is no hope. Hope is fundamental to your psychology. You need it for several reasons:
1- To have something look forward to.
2- To believe you are in control of your destiny enough to achieve something great.
3- To find a community to achieve it with you.
When we lack one or all of these for too long, we lose hope and spiral into the void of the uncomfortable truth.
“by experiencing our hopes, we lose them. We see that our beautiful visions for a perfect future are not so perfect, that our dreams and aspirations are themselves riddled with unexpected flaws and unforeseen sacrifices. Because the only thing that can ever truly destroy a dream is to have it come true.” – Mark Manson
Hope for the suffering that comes with freedom, the pain that comes from happiness and the wisdom that comes from ignorance.
“Because pain is the universal constant of life, the opportunities to grow from that pain are constant in life. All that is required is that we don’t numb it, that we don’t look away. All that is required is that we engage it and find the value and meaning in it.”
Pain is inevitable but suffering is always a choice. There is always a separation between what we experienced and how we interpret that experience. The human mind is incredibly flawed.
There is an inner conflict when the thinking brain and feeling brain are not aligned. Our ability to process information is hamstrung by our emotional need to validate ourselves. Realize that even if all of your problems of today become magically fixed, your mind will still perceive the inevitable F*ckness of tomorrow.
“So, instead of looking for hope, try this:
Don’t despair, either.
In fact, don’t deign to believe you know anything. It’s that assumption of knowing with such blind, fervent, emotional certainty that gets us into these kinds of pickles in the first place.
Don’t hope for better. Just be better.
Be something better. Be more compassionate, more resilient, more humble, more disciplined. […]
Be a better human.”
Who doesn’t want more freedom in their life? Who wants freedom mixed with suffering? If you give your feeling brain 100% freedom with your thinking brain being in the passenger seat, that would be terrible. The conflict would result in suffering.
“Freedom itself demands discomfort.”
Having harmony with the thinking brain in the feeling brain will lead to greater self-control over our destiny and feelings.
You need the thinking brain and the feeling brain to be free and working in harmony. So once your two brains are in harmony, how can you achieve freedom? The only true form of freedom is through self-limitation. It is not the privilege of choosing everything you want in your life, but rather choosing what you will give up in your life. You can’t do everything, so what can you do and what do you want to do?
“The only true form of freedom, the only ethical form of freedom, is through self-limitation. It is not the privilege of choosing everything you want in your life, but rather, choosing what you will give up in your life.”
Ultimately, the most meaningful freedom in your life comes from the commitment for which you have chosen to sacrifice.
Loppuyhteenveto ja tarkastelu
In his book Everything Is F*cked, Mark Manson explores the idea of hope and how it affects our lives. He believes that hope can be a powerful force that drives us forward and helps us to overcome challenges, but it can also be fragile and elusive.
Manson argues that hope is often fueled by a belief that something better is possible, but it can also be rooted in a desire to escape suffering. He also discusses the role that stories, promises, and practices play in shaping our sense of hope and purpose, and offers strategies for cultivating hope in our lives. Overall, the book is a
This book is not nihilistic like it seems, on the surface, it sounds nihilistic but it is actually a book against nihilism. Your life is not hopeless and meaningless unless you subscribe to a belief that it is.
Pain is inevitable, however, hopelessness and suffering is a choice. Can we attain self-control to make the choice against hopelessness in suffering states? Every problem of self-control is not a problem of information, discipline or reason but rather of emotion. Self-control, impulsiveness, and laziness are emotional problems.
“Self-control is an illusion. It’s an illusion that occurs when both brains are aligned and pursuing the same course of action.” – Mark Manson
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